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Old 03-01-2012, 04:02 PM   #11
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Good idea's about disposable gloves and shoe covers. But Michigan state parks never have trash cans at the dump stations................

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Old 03-01-2012, 04:20 PM   #12
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When at a dump station I wear a set of boat shoes that never go into the coach. After connecting and placing the hose into the ground I hold the cover opened with either a rock or a 2 x 12 plank. I wear latex gloves and have a pair of protective eye glasses (kept in the same place as the shoes). Once the task is completed DW will pump about 3-4 gallons in so I can do a quick flush.

Once completed I use an alcohol based hand cleanser to wash down the hands and Lower arms.

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Old 03-01-2012, 06:02 PM   #13
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I got used to doing the dump thing where I used to work, it was a learning experience for me. I will now use the knowledge to use when I dump my TT. We did have a PUP and used the blue tote container for our grey water. I have been splashed a few times even using that...I will be careful now when dumping the TT. I have my gloves and stuff ready.
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Old 03-01-2012, 06:08 PM   #14
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Here you go. They are on sale at Camping World.
I like the bright color so you can be seen at night
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Old 03-01-2012, 06:22 PM   #15
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Now that's what I call first class dump station attire...too funny Iggy.

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Old 03-01-2012, 06:23 PM   #16
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I'm enjoying this post. Thanks for the laughs!
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Old 03-01-2012, 09:06 PM   #17
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Me too since I work at a Wastewater Treatment Plant. But we take precautions and not to get splashed. You folks know where your crap is coming from!!
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Old 03-01-2012, 09:58 PM   #18
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Here you go. They are on sale at Camping World.
I like the bright color so you can be seen at night
Iggy,what is the MSRP of that bad boy? Youroo!!
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Old 03-01-2012, 10:19 PM   #19
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We try to get full hookups... gloves,antibacterial soap at the water station and be careful and take your time......when we have full hookups we flush the black tank for a few minutes after we dump it. I am a federal employee and was a custodian for years, the dirtiest thing in a public restroom is the door handle, or at least that's what the training manuals say.
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Old 03-01-2012, 10:26 PM   #20
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Originally Posted by Triguy
That is one crappy experience I'd have tried hard to forget.

No matter how careful we are we have all had (or will have) some kind of mishap at the dump station. Mine was like Rugged's. I think my middle child was playing around, pulled the valve and then closed it again (She's always into things to see what will happen). A few days later at the dump, I was the lucky recipient. Splashed me up to the knees. I threw out the shoes.

I also use gloves (I buy a large pack from Home Depot at the beginning of the year) and carry around a canister of bleach wipes for afterwards.

The bleach wipes are also good to wipe down the potable water hose a little down the line. I've seen people touch the end of that hose right after dumping their BW. That can't be good.
We use a spray bottle with bleach water to disinfect the water hose.

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